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My Very first NFA Items...

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Keane, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    After a few months of waiting, I finally got my Form 4s back today! Lets get to the pics!

    HEMS 2 .45, and a TAC-65. They are mounted to a Ruger Mark-3 10/45, GSG-5 PK, and a Rock Island M1911.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I know you've been waiting for these.
     
  3. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    So as I mentioned on chat the other night, if someone wants to set up a shoot in the West-side area (or potentially Melmaloose or something), I'd be willing to bring these.

    Anyone is welcomed to shoot any factory .22 or .45 that they bring. I'd prefer to avoid reloads, since they have a bad potential. Note that 230 grain .45 works much better than 185 :)
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Bravo sir!
     
  5. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    So what was the timeline? When did you originally mail them off, etc?

    I sent some in the middle of March and my form 4 got sent back after the examiner sat on it for a while with missing info on the print cards (and I also called him about a week or two before he sent them back and gave him the info over the phone). :(
     
  6. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    (Self Pimping...)
    Check out NFATracker.com for a bunch of that sort of info :)

    Forms were sent April 1, check cashed April 4, Pending June 8, and Approved July 7. The forms came in the mail last night.
     
  7. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    Trust or not?
     
  8. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Nope. I figured I could get a signature no problem, and a trust worries me, as they are only allowed by 'policy', not law.

    The time difference is nearly non-existent. For some reason the 'fingerprints' section takes the same amount of time as the verification of a trust.
     
  9. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Range Report:

    I took the two cans out with a couple of friends on Sunday. We first attached the Tac-65 to the Ruger, which was fun and quiet! It ran perfectly reliable on 'good' ammo, and was extremely quiet! We were shooting with downed trees as our immediate backstop (a big hill was behind that), and you could hear the rounds hit the wood! Ricochets were also really cool to hear, you could hear them 'wurr' once they bounced.

    My friends really enjoyed the GSG-5 PK with the suppressor, so we ended up shooting that a whole bunch. It was very reliable as well, until it got filthy, and started having jams. Overall, we ended up tossing about 400 rounds of .22 downrange!

    We also shot the HEMS 2 on the 1911. I had used wire pulling gel on it the night before, so it was extremely quiet! Surprisingly, the gel lasted for a very long time. I was under the assumption that it would boil off eventually and stop working, but we had no problems.

    The 1911 was also perfectly reliable. I had one failure the whole time, and it could have been a result of a little bit of a 'limp wrist'. On the 1911, it was quiet enough you could not only hear the bullet hit the backstop, on the few that didn't hit the downed-tree, you could hear it pin-ball through the trees behind it (again, we were shooting toward a 50+ foot hill). It was really awesome!

    Overall, we ended up shooting 300 rounds of .45 before I decided the can was getting too hot! It was unscrewing itself a bit toward the end, and was getting too hot to tighten by hand, so I called it a day.
     
  10. mxitman

    mxitman N. Seattle Member

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    sweet, I need to get a .45 can
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Man, that GSG is sick! Congratulations :)
     
  12. graydog

    graydog Aloha,Oregon Member

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    Good for you Keane! Glad the quiet side is working out for you!
     
  13. MAVRICK60

    MAVRICK60 OREGON CITY, OR Member

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    Great looking weapons!!
    How long did it take to get your tax stamp?
    I sent mine in April 26, check was cashed early May, but still have not heard anything back
    Thanks for any info you may have
     
  14. MacBookProAR

    MacBookProAR Stayton Member

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    I mailed mine may 16th 2009 and picked mine up aug 17th 2009

    mine was a trust and I have heard those can be faster at times.
     
  15. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Mine was an individual, sent out April 8, received July 9th or so.

    Check out my website, www.nfatracker.com for info from a whole bunch of people. If you call in, you can find out who your examiner is, sometimes a specific examiner is slower/or faster than others.
     
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    SVT N. Seattle Member

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    Everyone complains about how lousy the .45 suppresses. I have a Similar setup with my HEMS2 and am very happy with the suppression. Congratulations! You will find that it becomes addicting!
     
  17. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Anyone who complains abuot a 45 suppressor doesn't have a HEMS2 :)